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LH 141: Companion Planting Veggies & Flowers

LH 141: How to draw in beneficials and pollinators with flowers

There are huge rewards when you grow your vegetables and flowers in one space of your garden.

In this episode, I bring on flower farmer, Lisa Ziegler to explore exactly how we should companion plant to draw in beneficial insects, pollinators and so much more.


You will learn:

  •      Which flowers will help your tomatoes and why
  •      How your planting space determines sunflower height
  •      The difference between cool and warm season annuals
  •      How to prevent overwhelm when growing veggies
  •      Why native bees are so awesome for veggies
  •      A different way to do CSA farm memberships
  •      Lisa’s favorite sunflower for cut flower bouquets


Lisa Mason Ziegler:Lisa Mason Ziegler on

Lisa Mason Ziegler is a cut-flower farmer, author, and nationally recognized speaker on organic gardening.  Farming since 1998; her small urban farm produces thousands of stems of flowers and an abundance of vegetables each week in season.

Lisa gathers experiences from day-to-day life on her farm, hosts on-farm workshops and travels about speaking and teaching on this good life of urban farming. Connect with Lisa at


Resources & Links Mentioned:

Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler on

The Gardeners Workshop – Lisa’s website

Vegetables Love Flowers* – Lisa’s book

Vegetables Love Flowers Virtual Book Study Program – Free lessons to go with Lisa’s book 

Cool Flowers* – Lisa’s book

To get signed copies of Lisa’s Books, go HERE!

Easy Cut Flower Garden* – Lisa’s guide

The Flower Farmer* – book by Lynn ByczynskiCool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler on


Related Episodes:

Episode #95: Growing Organic Flowers with Floret Farm

Episode #98: How a Garden Book is Born (Floret)



Click here for the full transcript for Episode #141

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.